Category archives for: Sports

Splashin’ good times at Ramona community pool


trip to Ramona’s community pool is a surefire way to cool down on a hot summer day and give youngsters a splish-splashin’ fun afternoon.

Where is the community pool?

During the school year, Ramona High School’s pool is reserved for the Bulldogs, but come summer it turns into a community pool offering swim lessons mornings and late afternoons and open swim from 1 to 4 p.m.

St. Louis Cardinals draft former RHS baseball player

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After three stellar seasons on Concordia University’s baseball team in Portland, Ore., Blake Drake decided to forgo his senior season and turned pro.

The 2011 Ramona High graduate was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and assigned to their farm team in Johnson City, Tenn. Drake started playing baseball in Ramona at age 6 and signing with the Cardinals fulfills a lifelong ambition.

Ramona’s 12U All Stars place 2nd at district, head to state


Ramona Girls Softball’s 12U All Star team placed second at the Amateur Softball Association’s (ASA) district championships last weekend and will advance to the ASA state championships July 18-20 in Lancaster.

“This is not only a great achievement for these girls but it also brings our league back into a very positive spotlight,” Ramona Girls Softball president Jeff Moody said in a statement. “Please join me in congratulating the players, coaches and parents of this All Star team and go get them in Lancaster.”

Registration for Ramona Soccer League’s fall season to be held this weekend

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Ramona Soccer League will be holding fall soccer signups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, and July 12 and 13, outside Quiznos in the Stater Bros. shopping center.

The cost is $120 for Divisions 7-8 (starting at age 4 as of July 31), $140 for Divisions 1-6 (starting at age 6 as of July 31) and $85 for Adult (starting at age 19 as of July 31).

The first games of the fall season will be on Saturday, Aug. 23 for youth and Sunday, Aug. 24 for adults. There will be 12 games for the youth divisions and 10 for adults. There will be no games Labor Day weekend.

San Vicente offers junior golf programs for all ages, levels of play this summer


Whether hoping to learn how to golf or looking to improve the swing and lower the score, San Vicente Golf Resort offers junior programs for youths of all levels.

The junior golf program, open to ages 6 to 18, has two upcoming sessions: July 8 to 10 and Aug. 5 to 7. The Tuesday through Thursday sessions are split into three levels: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. for beginners, 10 to 11 a.m. for intermediate or one year of experience, and 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for advanced golfers with three-plus years of experience. Classes are limited to 12 students.

Ramona Intra soccer news


Ramona Intra Girls Under 16 soccer team participated in its first tournament as a new team June 21 and 22 at the Kickin It Challenge, which supporting the fight against breast cancer.

The first game against Temecula United ended in a 0-1 loss for the Ramona team. Temecula’s only goal came from a penalty shot early in the first half. One Intra player was removed from the game with a broken wrist from an early fall.

Ramona High 2014 Athletes of Year

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Tanner ‘T-Bone’ Williams is versatile, intelligent, talented, strong and fast, and he is the 2014 Ramona High School Male Athlete of the Year.

Williams got his nickname, T-Bone, because he and another player on his middle school basketball team had the same name.

“Coach Boykins didn’t know what to do,” explained Williams. “If he said ‘Tanner,’ we both responded. If he said ‘Williams,’ we both responded. So he asked my dad if I had a nickname. My dad said that he liked to call me T-Bone, so in sports and at Ramona High I have been T-Bone.”

Former Bulldog receives All-Liberty League honors

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Former Ramona High Bulldog baseball player JP Fisher finished his freshman year at Bard College, earning postseason baseball awards from the Liberty League.

In coaches’ balloting, Fisher earned All-Liberty League Second Team honors in the “Utility” position. Fisher most often played shortstop, but he also played third base, made seven appearances as pitcher, and he played catcher. He started all 30 games and hit .301. He led Bard in hits (31), runs (21), total bases (41) and stolen bases (5).

Twelve Bulldog baseball players earn All Valley League honors


The 2014 Bulldogs were well represented on the All Valley League Baseball team. Twelve Bulldogs were selected to the squad and three Bulldogs earned all-section honors.

Junior outfielder Gage Canning was named the Valley League Player of the Year. Canning hit .430 with four home runs, three triples, nine doubles and 23 RBIs. He stole 26 bases in 26 attempts. Canning also was selected to the first team All San Diego Section team.

Eight softball players selected all league

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The 2014 All Valley League Softball team included eight players from Ramona High School.

Kailey Hill was the 2014 Valley League Player of the Year. Hill made the team with her bat and with her arm. Hill hit .639 with 13 home runs, a triple, seven doubles and drove in 49 runs.

She was 13-3 on the mound with a 2.21 ERA and struck out 87. She was also selected the to first team of the All San Diego Section team.